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Rob Hayes, Partner at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Corporate, Technology


Rob undertakes a wide variety of corporate work, specialising in mergers, acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions. In addition to transactional work, he attends board meetings to provide corporate governance advice to directors and general guidance on key legal issues.

Rob is head of the firm’s technology sector group.  He specialises in advising early stage, high growth technology businesses and institutional investors on seed capital fundings, major refinancings and trade sales. His clients include Nexeon, Business Growth Fund, Imperial Innovations Businesses LLP, Veryan Holdings and Prodrive Motorsport.

Rob is noted in Chambers UK and The Legal 500 as a leading individual and he is described as ‘offering really good quality advice’ and as being ‘hugely experienced’. He is also referred to as ‘practical, positive and easy to deal with’.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising Nexeon Limited on its £30 million fundraising led by Woodford, Imperial Innovations and Invesco Perpetual.
  • Acting for Business Growth Fund on its £4.4 million growth capital investment into marketing technology business Adestra Limited.
  • Advising Veryan Holdings on its £18 million Series ‘C’ fundraising led by Imperial Innovations, Invesco Perpetual and Seroba Life Sciences.
  • Acting for the shareholders of Refuel Global Distribution Limited on the sale of the company to Reebok International Limited.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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